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Practical solutions to energy challenges for industry at African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa “Overalls are optional”

“The operative word this year is definitely ‘practical’ and there simply is no substitute for onsite experience”, says a very excited African Utility Week event director Russell Hughes.  “I want to invite our expo visitors to come and get their hands dirty while earning some valuable CPD points – overalls are optional!” read more

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iBurst joins growing list of MEF Wireless Members

South Africa welcomes 2nd MEF member and announces read more

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ReneSola achieves MENA accreditation

The 1st dedicated exhibition for the PV and solar industries of the MENA region 3–5 September 2013 read more

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Telecom Italia is Europe’s First CE 2.0 Company

The MEF today announces that Telecom Italia has become the first European Service Provide to achieve CE 2.0 certification. read more

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“In recent years we have noticed that stronger local presence will further boost our business.”

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“The time for a sustainable use of renewables is now. We do not have a choice. Clean energy is the way to go.”

Exclusive interview with Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Managing Director of ZAIDG, Zimbabwe and speaker at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference. read more

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Mr. Deng, Chairman of Fantasia Communication Group, Recognized as a Top 10 Newsmaker of 2012-2013

BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — Mr. Ming Deng , the Chairman of Fantasia Communication Group, was recently awarded recognition as one of China conferences’ top-10 newsmakers by China Convention and Exhibition magazine. Mr. Deng is a smart leader who has successfully operated an internationally accredited company. His 15 years of work experience in the PR industry has given him the combined traits of traditional Beijing spirit, a unique working style and a charitable heart. read more

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Raise the Bar, Hershey! Coalition Welcomes Hershey Timeline for Transition to Certified Cocoa

Hershey Should Increase Funding of Programs to Address Child Labor and Improve Conditions for West African Cocoa Farmers read more

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Alaska gets Carrier Ethernet 2.0

Alaska Communications’ CE 2.0 certified services will benefit business, government and consumer markets read more

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World Water Day: South Africa has most progressive water policies, but fails with implementation

African Utility Week to look at municipalities’ key water challenges read more

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Les petits exploitants risquent d’être exclus de la certification des biocarburants / D’après un rapport de la FAO, les systèmes de certification, s’ils ne sont pas correctement gérés, pourraient faire obstacle au commerce

ROME, Italie, 26 février 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Selon un nouveau rapport de la FAO, la structure des dispositifs de certification des biocarburants rend l’exportation difficile pour les petits agriculteurs et nombre de pays en développement. read more

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Small farmers risk exclusion from biofuels certification schemes / FAO report warns that certification schemes could become indirect trade barriers if not properly managed

ROME, Italy, February 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The way certification schemes for biofuels are structured makes it difficult for smallholder producers and many developing countries to participate in export markets, according to a new report from FAO. read more

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After the first 20 Equipment Vendors certified for CE 2.0, Service Providers now follow suit

Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Has Arrived.
Comcast Business Services is World’s First
CE 2.0 Service Provider

After the first 20 Equipment Vendors certified for CE 2.0,
Service Providers now follow suit
The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 200 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF’s mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide.
NetEvents, Wednesday 20th February 2013, Phuket,Thailand: Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company based in the U.S., has become the first Service Provider in the world to achieve CE 2.0 status. 

“A milestone was reached this year when for the first time Carrier Ethernet services share of bandwidth exceeded the sum total of all legacy telecoms services across the world, with Frost & Sullivan, Vertical Systems and Infonetics predicting a near $48 billion services market by 2015. We are therefore very pleased to see that Comcast has achieved the latest milestone in our industry – becoming the first CE 2.0 Service Provider,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF.

The news follows the MEF’s recent announcement of the first twenty vendors to offer Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified products in San Diego on January 29th.  According to the MEF, this will mean a surge in the number of access providers in the Carrier Ethernet industry, new markets for regional providers, application-oriented SLAs, optimized mobile backhaul and cloud service delivery.

Ihab Tarazi, Chairman of the MEF added: “Certification will enable service providers to choose equipment vendors with greater speed, clarity and certainty. CE 2.0 Certification marks a significant moment in the life of the MEF and Carrier Ethernet.”

The first twenty CE 2.0 vendors are: Accedian, Altera, BTI Systems, Ciena, Cisco, Cyan, FibroLAN, Huawei, Infinera, Juniper Networks, MRV, Omnitron, Overture, PT Inovacao, Pulsecom, RAD Data Communications, Telco Systems, Tellabs, Transition Networks and Transmode.

“It is a natural outcome that the Service Provider community will seek out equipment vendors with CE 2.0 certification,” says Kevin Vachon, COO of the MEF.  “Now we expect to see the enterprises specifying CE 2.0 services from their service provider partners.”

Latest generation CE 2.0 extends the original purpose of Carrier Ethernet with vital added features, including multiple classes of service, greater manageability and easier interconnect for eight standard service types, enabling new levels of efficiency for mobile backhaul, making it easier for a large number of access providers to join the Carrier Ethernet community and establish Carrier Ethernet as a business class cloud service carrier. According to Vachon: “The main market drivers continue to dominate business: bandwidth growth, mobile data and LTE migration and the growth of public and private cloud computing.”

Bob Metcalfe, Inventor of the Ethernet, summed up saying: “40 years after its inception, Ethernet continues to innovate.  CE 2.0 gives service providers and vendors the ability to drive global interconnection and deliver a whole host of services to enterprises rapidly and with multiple classes of service and robust service level agreements.  Carrier Ethernet continues to dominate and surpass all other WAN technologies and services on the market.”


For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, please visit the MEF web site at http://www.MetroEthernetForum.org/
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For any individual the most difficult and negative thing, which unfortunately may happen, is the loss of the beloved ones. Complications may occur in the business as well; however, people may overcome them as these issues are just the facts of reality

QUESTIONS FOR PAVEL SOKOLOV, CEO, Russian Railways Logistics read more

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